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08 November 2008

Auckland eruption 'a matter of when'
It is only a matter of time before a volcano erupts under Auckland (New Zealand), unleashing fountains of fire and rivers of lava, say scientists trying to find out more about the threat.
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07 October 2008

Viet Nam - New Zealand Workshop "Seismic Impact on Engineering Constructions" was successful!
New Zealand speakers, senior international experts, who spent much time in long way to Hanoi, were much welcome. It's the first international workshop on seismic analysis of contructions in Viet Nam.
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06 August 2008

RI and New Zealand co-host disaster risk workshop
A workshop on disaster management opened in Jakarta on Tuesday, with co-hosts Indonesia and New Zealand seeking greater cooperation to help mitigate the effects of natural disasters. The Jakarta Post ( featured an article about this workshop.
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04 August 2008

Barker to Indonesian Civil Defence conference
Civil Defence Minister Rick Barker left for Jakarta last night to attend a conference aimed at strengthening Indonesian community resilience to earthquakes, tsunami and volcanic eruptions, and deliver the keynote address.
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20 June 2008

2nd Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference 2008
From warnings to effective response and recovery.
29-30 July, 2008. Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand.
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02 May 2008

New Zealand natural hazards in 2007: busy and expensive
2007 was one fo the most costly years on record for natural hazards in New Zealand, according to the annual review of natural hazards from the National Hazards Centre.
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28 February 2008

Closer civil defence cooperation with Viet Nam
Closer cooperation on civil defence matters has been a key theme in discussions between NZ Civil Defence Minister, Rick Barker and Vietnamese Ministers and civil defence experts.
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25 February 2008

Quantifying landscape change
Erosion is a key driver of landscape change in New Zealand and can have devastating impacts, sometimes without warning. This well illustrated article in NZ Local Government Magazine outlines some of the activities of GNS Science in this area.
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22 February 2008

Geologists find buried volcano inside Panmure Basin
Geologists have found a buried volcano inside Panmure Basin (New Zealand), which is the mouth of a volcano that erupted about 28,000 years ago.
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20 February 2008

80 International Earthquake Forecasters at Wellington NZ Conference
Over 80 earthquake experts from around the world were in Wellington last week to discuss how and why earthquake activity changes over time.
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